Today is Mushroom Picking Day, and what better guide to use than Bock’s 16th-century herbal?
Month: September 2010
The first elephants acquired by the National Zoological Park were ‘Dunk’ and ‘Gold Dust’ in April of 1891.
September 21 is Miniature Golf Day. The illustration at left follows the adventures of a lost golf ball, probably on a turf course, but is still definitely in the spirit of the fun game, I mean sport, we call miniature golf or mini-golf.
One day in 1888 a stray dog, looking something like a Scotch terrier, with curly yellow and gray hair and large brown eyes, sneaked into the Albany, New York post office, curled up on a pile of empty mailbags, and was discovered next morning by the postal clerks.
The Libraries has featured Black Bart and pirates before, but today, September 19, is “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” so we’d be scallywags and scurvy dogs not to feature the buccaneers and their six-pounders again.
The first issue of what would become The New York Times was published on September 18, 1851. The newspaper’s founders, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, initially titled their publication The New-York Daily Times.
September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day, probably chosen to coincide with the apple harvest.